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My uncle is the family historian. We need to host about 5-15 TB of images and video. Any inexpensive ideas?

My uncle is the family historian. We need to host about 5-15 TB of images and video. Any inexpensive ideas?

Basically we have hq scans of thousands of old family photos. Plus tons of family video. We want to host them where we can still have total control over the content and restrict access. I'm a php programmer, so the security is not an issue. What is an issue is finding a host to store 10 TB of data and not be paying a ton of money.

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"15TB is going to cost ~$1.5k at an absolute minimum just for a hosting company to buy, plus the server to serve it, power, break/fix support - oh and then there's their profit - it's going to be expensive for you to pay a hosting company for that amount.

Given the extremely low usage you're expecting I'd be tempted to buy a NAS box with ~8 slots, the disks themselves, R5 them and share them from his/your home PC via dyndns or similar. It should save you a fortune.

Oh and for some reason this post made me think of this t-shirt;"